Why I love living in the country, it's the special little things...

My girlfriend Christine dropped in to visit us recently for a quick coffee and arrived at the front door with a huge basket of lemons. This is what is so special about living in the country and why I love living here.

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I often arrive home and find a little bunch of flowers or herbs, a bag of fruit or something sweet ,,, just baked on my front door mat. One day one of our builder friends dropped off a trailer load of beautiful plants that had been dug out of a large garden near by. He just thought we might like them. These gifts don't come from shops, they don't cost anything, they're just a lovely gifts from friends, and they mean so much to me.

Christine's tree was dripping with huge lemons, I couldn't resist taking this photograph of her lemons (yes, I know there is a joke there) and running up to her garden to photograph her tree.